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Wanaka, sheltered behind the Southern Alps in the South Island of New Zealand, is the ideal holiday destination. There is something for everyone, whatever your age, ability or sense of adventure. From fishing to flightseeing, tramping to tennis, horsetrekking to heli skiing, goldpanning to golfing. Close to the Mount Aspiring National Park, the area is a natural paradise.

About an hour's drive from Queenstown, Wanaka is very near several excellent ski areas (such as Treble Cone and Cardrona) and some very good places to go tramping. Many of the most popular activities in Wanaka involve the beautiful lake. While the pace of life here is far more sedate and less huried than in Queenstown, Wanaka features many of the same high adrenalin activities and adventures. So if you want to do your paragliding, jetboating or rap jumping in a more quiet and secluded atmosphere, Wanaka might just be the place.

Lake Wanaka Lake Wanaka Lake Wanaka

Easter is a great time to visit Wanaka and see the Warbirds Over Wanaka International Airshow.

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Get Dotted The Feelers 25th Anniversary Tour Mountains of the Mind Seed Monteith's Dog Derby
Get Dotted
Lake Wanaka Centre, Wanaka
From Wednesday 20 June 2018 to Thursday 21 June 2018
The Feelers 25th Anniversary Tour
Bullock Bar, Wanaka
Wednesday 4 July 2018
Mountains of the Mind
MT Outdoors, Wanaka
Thursday 31 May 2018
Lake Hawea Community Centre, Wanaka
Friday 20 July 2018
Monteith's Dog Derby
Cardrona Alpine Resort, Wanaka
Friday 22 June 2018

Wanaka - Google News

Wanaka News

 19 May 2018 

Otago Daily Times
A new wetsuit for lake swimmers
Otago Daily Times
A wetsuit just for lake swimmers. That is the dream of Wanaka design engineer Eddie Spearing. Mr Spearing is the organiser of the annual Ruby Swim held in Lake Wanaka in the middle of summer. He believes lake swimmers need a wetsuit that can extend ...

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